Hashimoto’s Thyroid

Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition where a person has an underactive thyroid (not enough thyroid hormone), or hypothyroidism. In this section, we will cover treatment of Hashi's and management during pregnancy, breastfeeding and motherhood.

Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism – Top Research Institutions To Bookmark + Hashimoto’s Gut Microbiome Research

Latest Hashimoto's research for Thyroid Disease Awareness Month 2014

As we sit in the midst of 2014’s Thyroid Disease Awareness Month, it seems prudent to follow up on our article from last year detailing research and progress in the fight against Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.  Last January 2013, we presented a brief overview on Hashimoto’s thyroid research, which covered all major research efforts to date.  Below we continue this coverage by keeping our readers up-to-date on

Hello Hashimoto’s: A Functional Nutritionist’s Own Story of Life With Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

The delicate dance of Hashimoto's autoimmune thyroid condition

Last summer I got a good taste of why babies scream inconsolably.  (At least the babies who have ear infections.) While on vacation with my son in Hawaii, I contracted an ear infection that made the sides of my head hot, swollen and pierced with excruciating pain; pain that reverberated from deep within my inner ear canal to my dangling lobe and kept me up through

Thyroid Hormone T3: Why It’s Important + Why It Makes You Feel Better With Hashimoto’s

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What is the function of T3? The thyroid gland releases about ten times as much of the thyroid hormone T4 (thyroxine) as T3 (triiodothyronine).  Normally, the liver and kidneys then convert much of the T4 to T3; about three quarters of the T3 circulating in the blood arises from conversion from T4 in these tissues. T3 and T4 appear to have the same effects on

9 Months Postpartum with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

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Two years ago I underwent a partial thyroidectomy due to an inch size growth on the left side of my thyroid. Post surgery I learned that I was cancer-free, but I have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. I started taking daily thyroid medication, and seven months later I began the autoimmune mom journey. Before Delivery Due to this thyroid autoimmune condition, throughout pregnancy my thyroid levels were monitored

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – What is the Latest Research for Better Treatments and Quieting Symptoms?

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January is Thyroid Awareness Month, so we are investigating the latest research studies in the two autoimmune thyroid conditions: Hashimoto’s and Graves’ Disease (learn about the latest in Graves’ disease research here).  The focus of this post is about Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, also known as chronic autoimmune thyroiditis.  In Hashimoto’s, the body’s immune cells mistakenly attack the thyroid gland, resulting in destruction of tissue and a hypothyroid